Sunam railway station renamed to Sunam Udham Singh Wala

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Sunam railway station renamed to Sunam Udham Singh Wala

By Jaspreet Kaur

November 17, 2017

Sunam railway station renamed: Sunam residents have succeeded after a struggle of 11 years in getting their railway station renamed to Sunam Udham Singh Wala. Railway authorities issued a notification in this regard. The name was changed to pay respect and tribute to martyr Udham Singh who belonged to the town. A local RTI activist requested Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate HC Arora to file a PIL in November 2014.Jain said Arora again filed a PIL in 2016 and in December, the Punjab Government informed that it had sent a proper proposal to the Union Home Ministry to change the name of the railway station. “Since December, we have been regularly following up the matter with the Railways,” said Jain.Dalip Yadav, commercial inspector of Railways posted at Sangrur,said “We will change the board and other material of Sunam station to Sunam Udham Singh Wala.”